OXFAM - GAZA CRISIS APPEAL

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OXFAM - GAZA CRISIS APPEAL

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The conflict in Gaza continues to take a devastating toll on civilians. No-one and nowhere is safe.

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The conflict in Gaza continues to take a devastating toll on civilians.

No-one and nowhere is safe.

People who survive the relentless airstrikes are living in overcrowded shelters, in tents, on the streets. With little food or clean water. If bombs don't kill them, disease or starvation are round the corner. This is an appalling humanitarian catastrophe.

Please donate what you can to the Gaza appeal today.

Your donation will help provide emergency food, clean water and hygiene kits, and repair water and wastewater networks.

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN GAZA?

  • Tens of thousands of Palestinians have been killed. A huge number are children.
  • Thousands of people have been forced from their homes multiple times. There is nowhere safe to go.
  • Israeli hostages remain captive.
  • Food, water, fuel and medicine are all running out.
  • People are being starved. Malnutrition is rife, and famine is imminent.
  • People are drinking dirty water, risking deadly diseases.
  • Gaza's water and sanitation systems are shattered. Homes, hospitals, bakeries and water facilities have been destroyed.
  • Relentless airstrikes continue to hit civilians, shelters and hospitals.

The situation is devastating. People desperately need an immediate and permanent ceasefire. Find out more about what is happening in Gaza.

WHAT IS OXFAM DOING IN GAZA?

The continuing bombardment has made a full-scale humanitarian response impossible. Only a small amount of aid is being allowed in by the Israeli authorities. More than 2 million people are still in desperate need of aid.

So far, despite huge obstacles, we have been responding with our partners. These include the Palestinian Medical Relief Society, Juzoor, The Cultural & Free Thoughts Association, Palestinian Environmental Friends, Palestine Agricultural Relief Committee, Atfaluna, The Association for Woman and Child Protection, the Economic and Social Development Centre of Palestine, and Al Bayader. They have provided:

  • Cash assistance for more than 1,200 families
  • 400 hygiene kits and 1,000 food kits
  • Aid vouchers for 100 families
  • Vegetable baskets for 3,000 displaced families
  • 4,750 food and fresh produce parcels
  • 600 urgent family health packages
  • First aid kits and services to support around 20,000 people in refugee camps

Oxfam and PEF are working towards providing water, sanitation and hygiene services to at least 25,600 displaced people in Rafah and Khan Younes.

Oxfam has worked in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel since the 1950s to help build and protect rights to water, sanitation and hygiene, cash assistance and more.

Any donation you make will help us respond. Our decision to respond in any crisis is always driven by humanitarian need alone. Even before this escalation, 80% of people living in Gaza relied on aid.

A donation from you can help Oxfam staff and partners respond in Gaza. Please donate what you can today.

Do people have enough food and water in Gaza?

Food is being deliberately restricted. Starvation is being used as a weapon of war. The UN reports that half a million people - a quarter of the population - are starving. Famine is imminent.

A staggering 2.3 million people urgently need food. Some of the food allowed in, like rice and lentils, is of little use as people have no clean water or fuel to prepare them.

There is not enough clean, safe water in Gaza. The situation is desperate.

The UN Water, Sanitation and Hygiene cluster, of which Oxfam is a member, says only three litres of water a day per person is now available in Gaza.

The World Health Organisation recommends in an emergency one person needs between 7.5 and 20 litres of water each day to meet basic health needs.


"The water is disgusting, most people are having to drink [salty] water from wells. There is no electricity, so we have to fill buckets and carry up to the roof tank. Our whole family are sick with diarrhoea.” – an Oxfam member of staff in Gaza

HOW CAN YOU HELP GAZA?

The ongoing hostilities are making it far harder to respond at the scale that's needed. An immediate and permanent ceasefire is desperately needed.

How we spend your money

For every £1 you donate to this emergency appeal, we will allocate 9p of your donation to cover general support and running costs. There is a small chance that we will raise more money than is needed for this appeal. If this happens, we'll spend any additional funds on other Oxfam projects — wherever the need is greatest.

Destroyed buildings in Gaza. Image: Marwan sawwaf/Alef MultiMedia/Oxfam

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